Author: AARP Foundation
Some shoppers who can’t afford $99 for an annual Amazon Prime membership have a new option. The online retail giant is offering a reduced membership price to low-income shoppers receiving government assistance.
To qualify for an EBT card and Amazon’s new Prime discount, a household must meet the requirements for the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or a similar program. The SNAP requires a net income at or below the poverty line—$11,880 a year for an individual or $28,440 for a family of five.
It’s true that residents of the lowest socioeconomic status neighborhoods tend to have higher exposure to fast-food restaurants than residents of the highest socioeconomic status neighborhoods. It’s for this reason that Jay Zagorsky, economist and research scientist at Ohio State University says we associate consumption of fast food with people earning low incomes. But it’s […]
As people age, their nutrition needs and dietary preferences change. But few have examined the shopping habits and eating patterns of Americans ages 50-plus—the country’s fastest-growing demographic. That’s why the IFIC Foundation, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, conducted an oversample of respondents ages 50–80 for the 2017 Food and Health Survey to help uncover insights […]
Nutrition needs change as we age. We may become less active, our metabolism slows and our ability to absorb some nutrients becomes less efficient. This means that the foods we choose to eat, and the amount of nutrients in those foods, become even more important. Watch this explanatory video and use MyPlate for Older Adults […]
Healthy Living and Diet Perceptions, Food Purchasing and Consumption Habits
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